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Kosovo ace Majlinda Kemlendi earns more plaudits

21 Jun 2014 16:25

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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World champion Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) was the outstanding performer in the -52kg category but was unable to win the final in the crowd-pleasing fashion she is accustomed to as 19-year-old Odette Giuffrida (ITA) was ruled out by an ankle injury.

In the first semi-final Madrid European Open winner GIUFFRIDA defeated Baku Grand Slam bronze medallist Petra NAREKS (SLO) on shido penalties while at the same stage all-action KELMENDI dispatched Baku Grand Slam winner Annabelle EURANIE (FRA) who toiled her way to a disqualification for four shido penalties.
 
The first bronze medal was won by NAREKS as French hopes were dashed in the -52kg category. The interesting dynamic saw Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla GNETO (FRA) lose out by disqualification for four shido penalties as she lived dangerously on the edge of the tatami and paid the price. Moments later Oleksandra STARKOVA (UKR) inflicted a last-ditch defeat on EURANIE by a yuko score as France missed out on the medal podium. 

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  • Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) - Grand Prix Budapest (2014, HUN) - © Gabi Juan, Hajime Judo
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